Taylor Kalmer Joins Women’s Basketball Program

June 15, 2018

SAN DIEGO – Head Coach Stacie Terry is pleased to announce the addition of Taylor Kalmer to the San Diego State women’s basketball team. Kalmer, a 5’8” guard, comes from Oregon State and will have one year of eligibility left after sitting out the 2018-19 campaign per the NCAA’s transfer rules.

“Taylor is a huge addition to our program,” Head Coach Stacie Terry said. “She is a proven winner with championship experience, but also gives us versatility on the perimeter because she can score in a variety of ways. Her strong work ethic and exceptional leadership qualities will make an immediate impact on the program during her redshirt year. We can’t wait to have her on campus.”

Kalmer, a Chandler, Ariz. native, averaged a career-high 6.0 points per game last season as a junior, including a season-high 19 points off the bench in a December win over San José State. Kalmer appeared in 32 of OSU's 34 games, averaging 17.7 minutes -- sixth-most on the team -- while shooting 38.4 percent from the floor and 37.2 percent from three-point territory.

Over the past three years at OSU, Kalmer has appeared in 80 games and helped the Beavers advance to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament all three years, including a run to the Final Four in 2016. Kalmer was named Oregon State’s Most Improved Player after the 2015-16 season and has been a Pac-12 Academic Honorable Mention selection all three years as a Merchandising Management major.

A four-year starter at Corona del Sol High School, Kalmer tallied 1,648 points, 303 assists and 197 steals in her prep career. A four-time All-City & All-State selection, Kalmer averaged 20 points as a junior and 18.7 as a senior and helped her team make the playoffs all four years. Kalmer was rated the No. 31 point guard nationally by ESPN before signing with Oregon State.

Kalmer joins incoming freshmen guards Mallory Adams, Jayden Perez and Sophia Ramos as newcomers for the 2018-19 Aztecs. San Diego State will be looking to replace six seniors from last year’s squad.

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